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Prenatal Screening Program

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Notice of Privacy Practices

The Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) is defined as a health care provider under HIPAA and is a covered entity. GDSP is therefore required to distribute a Notice of Privacy Practice (NPP).  The California Prenatal Screening (PNS) Program is in GDSP. The collection and exchange of personal health information between covered providers for the purpose of treatment, payment, or health care operations with GDSP and its agents in connection with the Newborn Screening and PNS Programs is permitted by HIPAA and required by state law without special authorization or Business Associates Agreements.

This notice describes how personal and medical information about you or your newborn may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Notice of Privacy Practices, Effective Date: July 2015 

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